Sledgstone

Wolfenstein: The New Order

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I finally got around to finishing Wolfenstein: The New Order last night. The plot was good and the overall experience was great. Well worth the $7 I got the game on sale for during a PSN sale. Dual wielding weapons seemed a bit pointless for most of the game until you get to the last areas and it becomes pretty vital. The officers in the game could call in reinforcements so it was best to kill them first. After you get an upgrade you can detect their communications signals and it encourages you to play a bit of a stealth game to kill them off first and then sweep up the rest of the enemies afterwards. Sneaking around thru some duct work and access passages to throw a knife in the back of some guy's head or use a silenced pistol was pretty damn fun. But the real fun of this game is to go full guns blazing and destroy everything in your path. I died so many times doing that in the second part of the game. lol. Some enemies have some extremely strong metal armor on and take quite a beating. I was a fan of the original Wolfenstein and even though this felt like a completely different game from the original (thats actually a good thing tho. Nobody wants 8-bit fps games now. XD), it was very enjoyable. I thought this would be a WW2 game, but aside from the beginning, the game actually takes place in the aftermath of the war in which the Nazi's won. The Nazi weaponary in this timeline heavily borrowed from Nikola Tesla. The Tesla grenade was good, but my favorite weapon the Laserkraftwerk was the best. Throughout the game you keep finding upgrades for it too. :D

I still need to play Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the stand alone DLC game. Its a prequel that takes place during WW2, so I know there will wont be a laser gun in it for me, but I'm sure I'll find some other favorite weapon.


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1 year later and I got around to playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and beating it. It was a fun game but not nearly as long or plot oriented as The New Order. The nostalgia effect of having the old 8-bit game as Nightmare levels was amazing tho. This was easily a stand alone game because of it's length. I beat it in just under 10 hours and I only accomplished 65% of the game since I didn't collect everything available or do any of the challenges.

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Nazi Zombies were in this and it was well done. The last boss was a bit confusing to me tho. I think it was a frankenstein monster made out of alot of other human remains and then animated back to life in a massive uncontrollable monster. That thing was a bit of a pain to take down too.

 


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